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There are many instruments which can be played in a percussive manner but are not classified as a percussion instrument. Just because an instrument is not classified as a percussion instrument does not mean it can not be played in a percussive manner. The banjo for example is an instrument that could well be classified as a percussion instrument but is not. The reason the banjo is not considered a percussive instrument is because the instrument is generally plucked, meaning the sound originates from the strings not the head of the instrument. This is not to say a banjo player can't mute the strings and produce percussive sounds or that they can't hit the head of their banjo and play it as it were a drum. A singular classification is ambiguous given the dualist nature of this instrument. There are many other instruments that have percussive qualities but because they are not usually played in a percussive manner are considered something other than a percussion instrument.

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